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“Chemtrails” not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program.

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Collective hum: buzzing midges inspire new swarm theory

Scientists propose ‘adaptive gravity’ as a versatile model for collective animal behaviour A team of researchers based in Israel and the US has found a mathematical resemblance between swarm dynamics and gravitational interactions.

Photograph of Westmill Solar Park (photo courtesy of Neil B. Maw).

Solar panels study reveals impact on the earth

Researchers have produced the first detailed study of the impact of solar parks on the environment, opening the door to smarter forms of farming and better land management.

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Publicly donated computing helps researchers assess heatwave risks associated with climate change

Combining climate and mortality data, researchers have estimated that 315 deaths in Greater London and 735 deaths in Central Paris can be strongly linked to the 2003 heatwave.

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Water droplet on eggbeater-shaped hairs (trichomes) covering the Salvinia molesta leaves.

Scientists explore oil clean-up properties of aquatic ferns

Hairy-leaved plants that selectively soak up oil while repelling water could inspire more efficient environmental remediation.

18 Aug 2016Bristol, UK.
Contrail, courtesy of Mick West

“Chemtrails” not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program.

12 Aug 2016Washington DC, USA
Figure 4, New J. Phys. 18 (2016) 083013

Where is my mind? A new study looks for the cortical conscious network

New research published in the New Journal of Physics tries to decompose the structural layers of the cortical network to different hierarchies enabling to identify the network’s nucleus, from which our consciousness could emerge.

2 Aug 2016Ramat Gan, Israel

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